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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #155

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #155 for the week August 9th - August 15th, 2009 is available.

5 things Windows users don't know about Ubuntu users

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sinaisix.blogspot: The users of Ubuntu are the owners of the OS. Everyone can participate in the development of the OS irrespective of their technical skills. They determine what goes into the development of the OS and have a lot of say in the kind of functions that the OS comes out with.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.04

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

How to Install Palimpsest Disk Utility From Ubuntu (9.10) in Ubuntu Jaunty

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If you read our "what's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala" post, you must know that a new hard disk tool is now available by default in Ubuntu 9.10: Palimpsest Disk Utility, which was created by Red Hat and is a S.M.A.R.T. testing/monitoring tool, showing you the temperature and uptime of the driver, and also a partition management tool that allows you to mark as bootable, delete or label a hard disk partition. Basically, Palimpsest is a graphical interface for all disc-related tasks, from partitioning and file system creation to encryption, raid and lvm. Full story

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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lazyubuntu.com: The fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10 (codename “Karmic Koala”) has been released. The following are some screenshots of Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4.

How to Upgrade to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

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Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards. If you are experiencing sound issues on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 or just want the latest version, you may want to upgrade to ALSA 1.0.20 (Ubuntu Jaunty comes with Alsa version 1.0.18rc3 - you can check this by typing this in a terminal: cat /proc/asound/version). Read on!

Ubuntu Linux- Making it more newbie friendly

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sinaisix.blogspot: Ubuntu Linux is the world's most popular Linux desktop OS. Day in day out, more and more people choose Ubuntu over other Linux distros and Windows. However, most new users of Ubuntu are very frustrated with the problems they encounter initially when they start to use it.

ZaReason Launches Ubuntu Linux Netbook

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workswithu.com: It’s official. ZaReason is launching an Ubuntu Linux netbook called the Terra A20, confirms CTO Earl Malmrose. The netbook has loads of options, including several solid state drive (SSD) configurations.

Ubuntu removes multisearch feature after protests

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itwire.com: The Ubuntu development team has been forced to remove a feature called multisearch from Firefox for the upcoming release, Karmic Koala, following a number of objections by users.

I Ditched Windows...and, So Can You

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fastcompany.com/blog: I've suffered slow computer performance, system crashes, and inexplicable Internet outages for 10 long years. I officially ditched Windows two weeks ago...and, so can you.

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